We recently looked at the C1 Body Kits today we are looking at the C2 Corvette Body Kits. The full five-part series can be read starting with the May 2018 issue of Vette Vues Magazine and ran for five months. We have also posted some of the photos and details on our website. Here is the link for the C1 Body Kits.
C2 Period Kits and Pieces:
The 1963 Stingray blew the doors off car design. It was going to be a hard act to follow. But the economy was still slow, and most people were more concerned with their first house, rather than a sports car. As the baby boom babies came of age, however, there was a matching growth in income and a growing interest in lifestyle issues. This resulted in a revolution in customizing for the later years of the C2 era.
Initially, modifications to the new Corvette were limited to smaller items. The three-tail light (California) treatment, flared wheel wells and variations on the stinger hood are the most common.
Another area where the use of aftermarket parts took off was in the repair business. This is a common theme throughout the history of Corvette. With the heavy and expensive pop-up headlight assemblies, front-end accidents provided an economic door . . . People who were paying for their own repairs suddenly found the style of the fixed headlights to be especially attractive.
~ Wayne Ellwood
Are you looking for someone to work on your Corvette? We have compiled a list of Corvette Custom and Restoration Shops. This page is not intended to endorse these companies. Many of them come from show boards at car shows and others are readers and social media followers submissions.
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